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Foto: Atilla Varga
Foto: Atilla Varga

    Hungarian conductor György Mészáros will be the new chief conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Tonhalle Düsseldorf.

      He hold during the Saison 2021/22 the position of "komissarischer Generalmusikdirektor" of the Landestheater Detmold in Germany. He have had worked there already as a first conductor and deputy general music director since the 2015/16 season.

      In the 2018/19 season he leads the production of "Wiener Blut" at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich.

      After completing his conducting studies in Vienna he started his career in 2010 in Germany having the positions of assistent conductor and assistent of the general music director at the Staatstheater Braunschweig; musical assistent and coach at the Bayreuther Festspiele („children´s opera“); and second conductor at the Theater Regensburg. Between 2011 and 2013 he was guest conductor at the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest.

    György Mészáros has a wide repertoire of music theatre pieces ranging from Händel to Wagner and to R. Strauss. He led several successful new productions such as "Ariadne  auf Naxos", "Cosi fan tutte", "Le nozze di Figaro", "Hänsel und Gretel", "Rigoletto" and "Saul".  He is also keen on performing the music of the 20. and 21. centuries.

    He is regurarly working together with symphony orchestras such as Leipziger Symphonieorchester, Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal, Bergische Symphoniker, Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Sinfonieorchester, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

    György Mészáros studied conducting at the Vienna Consevatory of Music with Prof. Georg Mark. He took part in masterclasses with Prof. Yuri Simonov in Budapest and Gianluigi Gelmetti in Siena, improving his conducting skills.

    György Mészáros was born in 1984 in Budapest and grew up in a musical family. At the age of six he started to play the piano, and finished his first musical studies in 2003 at the Béla Bartók Music Conservatory in Budapest. Before starting to learn conducting, he also was a piano student in the class of Prof. Martin Hughes at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.